How To Use Mullein For Lungs

How To Use Mullein For Lungs

You've probably heard of mullein, but if you haven't, then you're in the right place. Mullein is a flowering plant with a long history of medicinal use, dating back centuries. In this blog, we'll take a look at what mullein is, its historical role in traditional medicine, its benefits for lung health, and how you can better support your lung health with the help of BetterBrand.

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What Is Mullein?

Mullein, scientifically known as Verbascum Thapsus, is a flowering plant from northern Africa, Europe, and western and central Asia. It’s also grown in Australia as well as North and South America. It’s recognized by its tall stem and bright yellow flowers.

Historically, various parts of the mullein plant, including its leaves, flowers, and roots, have been used for their medicinal properties. It has been used medicinally around the world to address a wide range of ailments, particularly those related to the respiratory system.

Native Americans, Ancient Romans, and Greeks have all used mullein for everything from relieving lung congestion to lamp wicks.

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Mullein Benefits for Lungs

Mullein is great for supporting lung health, making it an ideal detox for smokers and those with respiratory conditions. Take a look at some of the biggest benefits attached to this plant and why it’s recommended for lung health support.

Soothes Coughs

Everyone coughs, but smokers and ex-smokers may experience excessive coughing, especially when their airways are irritated. Mullein is known for its ability to soothe coughs and alleviate various respiratory discomforts. It’s thought that mullein helps suppress the inflammation causing the cough.

Loosens Mucus

Another respiratory symptom is excess mucus. Smokers can also experience excessive mucus production, especially if they also have asthma. Mullein acts as an expectorant, essentially helping to loosen and expel mucus from the lungs, making it easier to clear congestion and breathe more comfortably.


Inflammation of the lungs can be caused by smoking and other respiratory problems. Mullein exhibits anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract associated with respiratory conditions.


Lastly, mullein is rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C and flavonoids. These antioxidants help protect cells from free radicals and in turn, may boost your body’s natural defense against sickness.

Mullein especially helps protect against respiratory infections, leading to healthier lungs. In addition, mullein is a smart choice in relieving lung and throat issues if you’re experiencing a bad cold.

How To Use Mullein for Lung Health

So, how do you take mullein? Well, there are a few ways you can use mullein: by tea, tinctures, and supplements. Now that you know what mullein is and what it’s used for, you should familiarize yourself with the three effective ways to incorporate it into your wellness routine. Check out our recommendations below.

Mullein Tea

Who doesn’t love a hot cup of tea, especially if you have a cold? Mullein tea is an easy way to get the most out of this powerhouse flower. To brew, simply steep dried mullein leaves in hot water for 10-15 minutes, then strain and enjoy.

BetterLungs® Mullein Tea is pharmacist-formulated, rich in antioxidants, and helps support lung health through natural ingredients like mullein leaf, thyme, and elderberry.

BetterLungs Mullein Tea

Mullein Tincture

More of a tincture person? Another popular way to take mullein is through tinctures. Our mullein tinctures are concentrated liquid extracts made from the plant's leaves and flowers. They can be taken orally by adding a few drops to water or juice.

BetterLungs® Mullein Leaf Extract offers all the benefits in two full droppers of our tincture. Its primary ingredients are mullein leaf extract and Chlorophyll to support respiratory health.

BetterLungs Mullein Tincture

Mullein Supplements

Finally, those who wish to take mullein supplements can do so with BetterLungs®, the best-selling lung support supplement on the market.

Available in capsules or mullein gummies, BetterLungs® provides a full dose of active ingredients. These supplements are formulated with quality ingredients like vitamin D, mullein leaf, pine bark, elderberry, ginseng, and Reishi mushroom to help support lung health throughout the year.

BetterLungs® Supplements - Betterbrand

Why BetterLungs®?

There’s a reason why everyone loves our best-selling lung support supplement. With BetterLungs®, you can achieve enhanced airways and seasonal bronchial support while clearing mucus and minimizing coughs.

Premium immune-boosting ingredients like Red Reishi mushroom, L-cystine, elderberry, and of course, mullein, all work together to suppress coughs, reduce inflammation, and open your airways.

If you smoke, or are a former smoker, give BetterLungs® a try and start your lung detox. Whether you’re experiencing seasonal allergies or other respiratory issues, you can use BetterLungs® for better lung support.

How It All Started

Mullein has been long considered useful for supporting lung health—and today, you can start your lung cleanse with the help of BetterBrand.

BetterBrand began as a passion project by co-founder Dr. Chris Jackson, PharmD. His family’s long history of respiratory issues led him to create a mullein-formulated line of lung support supplements for anyone in need of respiratory tract support. With the help of premium ingredients fueled by the medicinal properties of the mullein plant, BetterBrand was born.

Safety and Potential Side Effects of Mullein

Mullein is generally considered safe for most people when used appropriately. However, some individuals may experience side effects if it’s used in excess. Common side effects of drinking mullein tea include headache, dizziness, and upset stomach.

Applying too much mullein to the skin may also result in skin irritation. However, the side effects of mullein greatly depend on how much someone uses it.

Make sure you’re following the directions on the supplement’s packaging and remember to keep everything in moderation. Not sure if mullein is right for you? Consult your healthcare provider before taking mullein supplements or other mullein products.

Support Your Lung Health With Mullein

Incorporating mullein into your approach to respiratory wellness can provide significant benefits for your lung health. So whether you prefer tea, tinctures, or supplements, we have an option that will fit your needs and lifestyle.

Ready to experience the benefits of mullein for yourself? Browse our BetterLungs mullein product collection for better, healthier lungs today.

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BetterLungs Mullein Supplements

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